Hollie Harper

You may remember Hollie Harper from this inspiring essay she wrote about her CrossFit experience and the importance of making time for oneself. Let us assure you that Hollie doesn’t just write about tackling new challenges and pushing through tough WODS—she puts in the work! 

Since joining the box in January of 2017, she’s consistently attended class three times a week… And it shows in both her physical changes and the new skills she’s acquired (hello, rope climbs!). Amidst all the goal-crushing and butt-kicking, she also makes time to connect with the 718 community and cheer for her teammates. In other words, we’re lucky to have her!

Read our Q&A with Hollie and get to know September’s Athlete of the Month!

How did you discover CrossFit? 

My friend Lisa found 718, but I had read about CrossFit.

Why did you end up sticking with CrossFit?

I saw REAL changes in my body. My whole frame is tighter and smaller. Also, seeing my waist for the first time in six years was awesome

How do you make time for working out? 

I squeeze it in three mornings a week. It’s a priority.

What’s your favorite lift? 

I love back squats. I can feel my butt tightening.

What recent achievement or PR are you proud of?

I was able to get two hands up the rope. It was a big deal for me

What goal are you working on?

Gaining more upper body strength and getting my thighs tighter. They’ve come a long way!

What do you do when you’re not at the box?

I’m a full-time mom and writer.